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Tuff Session Ale - Tofino Brewing Company

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Tuff Session AleTuff Session Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tofino Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: evlu1441 on 08-12-2011

A bright copper coloured pale ale with a toasty malt base balanced with west coast hops. Its light to medium body and clean, dry finish gives this full-flavoured ale dangerously inviting drinkability.

25 IBU
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Reviews by cbnz:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Photo of BashOnABike
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

4oz taster @ The Island Beer Festival, Club 919

A: Translucent amber-brown, little head, nice, simple lacing

S: Very little, some malt with a bit of hop

T: Roasted malt, slight hop, chocolate better. A pleasant surprise after the sniff!

M: Medium-body, foamy with a moderate carb throughout

O: A nice all-rounder for a (presumably) one-hit brewery, bit porter-like but not super memorable.

Photo of chickenm
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of CanuckRover
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Shelter in Tofino. This is a pale ale, not a red/amber as classified in the entry here.

Nice copper colour. Good thick and steady head.

Nicely balanced aroma. Malt and assertive hops mingle.

Piney and citrus hops make the beer quite lively, a really fun beer to drink. Add this to a great caramel malt profile and it's a lovely session ale indeed.

Good things should come out of this brewery if their flagship pale ale is anything to go by.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Rutager
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance. Pours a clear, deep amber with a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Sweet caramel malts, brown sugar and maybe a bit of sweet spice with a slight bit of citrusy hops.

Taste. Sweet caramel malts again with a bit of brown sugar and a little lightly bitter piney hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. A decent pale ale that's heavy on the sweet malts. Well made, but a bit sweet and malty for me.

Photo of evlu1441
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I just picked this up at the Tofino Brewing Company. They've only been open a few months, but show some promise as a decent craft brewery.

The beer pours a medium brown/amber color with a foamy offwhite head.

The aroma is sweet and slightly spicy. Cinnamon comes through alongside some nice cascade hops.

The flavour is slightly sweet to start. There is a nice malty backbone, but the hops make themselves known. The finish is slightly nutty.

Overall, this is a great session ale (as the name suggests). There are a lot of flavours, but it never gets too intense. I've had 2 growlers full, and I'm sad that I won't be able to have this beer for a while

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3.32/5  rDev -7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fizzyted
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of JoshRosario
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ericj551
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tuff session ale pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin head. The carbonation is mild but not bad from a growler. The aroma is slightly buttery caramel malt with a nice herbal hop character. More well balanced malt and hops in the flavor with hints of dark fruit. The finish is crisp with a mild butteriness.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Tuff Session Ale from Tofino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.